Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL)
Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL) is the partnership formed between SSE Renewables (50%), Repsol Nuevas Energias UK (25%) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (25%). The site is located in the Outer Moray Firth on the north-western point of the Smith Bank. It is approximately 13.5km from the Caithness coastline. The development site will cover an approximate area of 131.5km².
The site is approximately 11km to the north-east of the world’s first deep water wind farm development – the two-turbine (10MW) Beatrice Demonstrator Project, owned by Talisman and SSE, which has been operational since 2007.
Key project details
- Planned capacity 664MW
- Water Depth – 35-48m
- WTGs – Siemens
- Secured FIDer contract in April 2014
- FID – 2016
- O&M base – Wick Harbour